Skyfall 2012

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Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Runtime:
2 hours 23 minutes

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Skyfall

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Sam Mendes
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Supporting actors Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 100 REVIEWER on 24 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
(This Review Contains Spoilers).

Skyfall (DVD)
Region 2.
Running time 137 minutes.
Ratio 16.9/2:40.1.
Certification: 12a.

Special Features:
Title Sequence--Working Titles, Women--The Good, The Bad & the Beautiful, Locations--Licence To Travel, DB5--Behind the Wheel, Soundtrack Promotional Spot.

Positive.
1)Daniel Craig as James Bond you wouldn't want to take on his portrayal of 007 in a fight.
2)Javier Bardem As Silva at last a decent Bond villian to match Daniel Craig's James Bond.
3)Exellent action sequences directed by Sam Mendes.

Negative.
1)Silvas death is a complete cop out ending, An off camera knife in the back by 007 is a poor way to kill off a good villian.
2)Gunbarrel sequence again at the end of the movie instead of the begining why?

Trivia.
1)Ralph Fiennes is the 4th actor to play the part of "M", Bernard Lee, Robert Brown & Judi Dench being the other 3 actor's.
2)Naomi Harris is the 4th actress to play Miss Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss & Samantha Bond being the other 3 actresses.
3)Skyfall marks a third consecutive different version of Daniel Craigs Gunbarrel sequence.
4)Judi Dench 7th consecutive apperance as "M".
5)This is only the second time 007 gets shot in the franchise the other movie he's shot in is Thunderball.

Whats The Story.
When one MI6 hard disc with the identities of NATO's agents is stolen, James Bond chases the agent through Istanbul with the support of the local field agent Eve.
'M' orders Eve to shoot the agent on the top of a train, but she misses the target & hits 007 who falls in a river & is presumed dead.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mooncat on 22 Jun 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Well I suppose it was inevitable wasn't it? The drooling, doe-eyed adulation heaped on the latest Bond offering. After the tragedy that was Quantum of Solace, a homemade You-Tube clip of a tramp relieving himself in a Soho doorway would've been an improvement. But sadly, I cannot share the histrionic approval. There are some positive aspects of course. A lot of what was missing in QoS has been reinstated in Skyfall: Moneypenny; Q; a decent villain; Casino scene and a good song to name a few, but there is a lot still wrong with it. This despite being directed by Sam Mendes, who, let's face it, is a gentleman who knows what he's doing. But here are my meagre protestations for what they're worth: namely, nothing.

For a start, there is something hideously cheap and crass about such blatant 'ker-ching' product placement. Okay, I realise that the obscenely over-inflated budgets for these movies would make an Arabian Sheikh raise a wary eyebrow, but at least try to make it discreet. From the first scene on, we have the new Moneypenny reeling off brand names like she's on a cable network-shopping channel. Then after she shoots Bond and he shuffles off to his beach hut, we see him reclining with a bottle of Heineken. He actually twists the bottle around to the camera so that we can see the label. I swear he was about to thrust it into the lens and say, `Heineken, it reaches the parts that other beers can't.' Thankfully, the director managed to stop short of this level of corporate exploitation (but only just).

Bond has been reduced to a washed up, drunken has-been, playing macho drinking games and not shaving until he catches a CNN (ker-ching!) news report about MI6, so he decides that it's time to start killing again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD
Enjoyable film as usual excellent opening action sequence. Craig is good and adds the intensity that many like to the Bond role. (he's starting to look a bit older here though)
I do think the film could have been trimmed down a bit or tightened up sequence wise. After the opening there is a bit too much non Bond stuff going on for my tastes, I've no problems with a bit of exploration and talking stuff... some call it getting to know the characters. You could chop 25-30 minutes off this and it would be improved for it.

1 hour and 7 mins in we finally see Javier Bardem, ala Silva the disgruntled ex agent complete with a nice blonde dye job (it does make him very unusual and menacing looking) Javier is superb as the bad guy in this film his presence is felt in every scene he is in (some humorous moments too "oooh Mr Bond chair scene is memorable!). It's just a shame we have to wait this long to get to him.

This Bond film is thin on the gadgets, and some say the better for it. I've no issues with the back to basics take, or the non rule the world plot. Yes it does make a change to have an ex agent theme for this movie. There are some good sequences, but for me it's only when Silva arrives we really get stuck into things (and that's a good half way into the movie). Ending wise I though a little bit basic for me. And the pace of the movie felt too stretched out; as above a good trip to the cutting room would have helped in a lot of ways.

Overall I enjoyed it and surprisingly for a Bond film it does benefit from a second viewing. For me a 4/5 film one of the better Bond movies..but die hard gadget and all action Bond fans might not appreciate the more leisurely pace of the film.
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